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Pere Marquette Beach - Lake Michigan - Very Cool - Start Your Vacation Here!!!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9

I knew Bluffton had a charm all its own. It is nestled between the bluffs of Lake Michigan and the shores of Muskegon Lake. During the vaudeville era is was the summer resort area for Buster Keaton and other vaudeville luminaries. Hence, the name ?Actors Colony? originated and is used to this day. There is evidence of street car rails on Thompson Street adjacent to Cherry Street. The homes are all different; to say, older, remodeled and with much character. I purchased this property in 1999 and used it for a monthly rental several years. However, at some point, I realized it could be a great weekly vacation property. I had a desire to improve it and develop its potential. I have had fun decorating and creating an environment where people will enjoy themselves and want to return.

The back yard has a large fire pit and fire wood is provided free of charge. Laundry soap is provided. 2 10-speed bikes are available and one 'old fashion' bike with a basket is available. The home is so warm and cozy. At night you can hear the waves on Lake Michigan. Beautiful neighborhood.

Activities : Many festivals in Muskegon throughout the year. USS Silversides Museum at Pere Marquette beach; swimming in the clean, lovely waters of Lake Michigan; boating of all sorts; golfing at many local courses.

More Details

Carl Fiorenzo
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 30, 2017

What makes this house unique

Historic - Summer home of Buster Keaton and other vaudeville notables - walk to Lake Michigan, Pere Marquette Beach - largest public beach on Lake Michigan - absolutely beautiful sunsets - only deep water port on Lake Michigan - observe large boats and sailing vessels entering Muskegon Lake - Great Fun

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for everything !!

We enjoyed your place very much and will look to come back again next summer!
Aug 2014
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Beachwood-Bluffton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , 2nd Floor Bath
    Full 2 - toilet , shower , Basement bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom Main Floor - 1 double , 1 baby crib , baby crib can be used in any room (pak-n-play)
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 2-queen beds in one large bedroom 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Bunk Bed double on both lower and upper
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This cottage is only minutes from Lake Michigan, Pere Marquette Beach. There are bike trails, walking trails, museums, restaurants and much, much more. The neighborhood itself is the historic "Buster Keeton" area. We even have a "Buster Keeton" festival every fall.


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Pere Marquette Beach - Lake Michigan - Very Cool - Start Your Vacation Here!!!
average rating of 4.4375 based on 30 reviews

1845 Cherry Street

  • 5 of 5

This was a last minute vacation and the home was available. It is a very cute house with lots of room and decorated very nicely. I felt right at home. It was close to the beach at Lake Michigan and we walked there several times. It was easy to get to and a perfect location between White Lake and Grand Haven., We loved the fact that there was a fire pit in the back yard and sat outside and enjoyed the cool weather, a bottle of wine and a great fire. Thanks so much for allowing us to stay...I hope to do it again real soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this fabulous review! Join us again next season or before. Best wishes - Linda
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Quaint beach property between the lakes

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was an older duplex with amenities and very clean. Walking distance to Lake Michigan and to Muskegon Lake. Neighborhood is quiet and safe. Lakeside is a charming location with many little shops and stores. Cottage had a nice back yard for our pooches, A/C, washer dryer, dishwasher, etc. Linda is great to work with and we will return when our busy schedules allow. Had a great time. Visited the Station, US 31 Bar-B-Q both of which are Muskegon icons. Close to Meijers grocery/super store.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you stay at the cottage. Please come back and see us again. Linda
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  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this rental from March 15th until July 1st, It was warm and cozy during the last few cold nights and was cool and comfortable as the warm weather arrived. Linda and her team are top notch people they cater to your every need the home has everything to make your stay perfect and if you need something Linda and Greg are right on top of

Your needs. The house is clean comfortable and very well equipped.

Great Job Linda thank you so

Much for helping us relocate to Muskegon.!!!!

Dennis F.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was a pleasure helping you relocate to Muskegon and trust you will enjoy your new life on the lakeshore. Linda
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Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The house was perfect for us and the location was the best. We could walk to both lakes very easily.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Please visit us again. Linda
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Family Reunion

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed staying at the property. The back yard was really nice, as was the deck area and the fire pit. Thank you for providing the fire wood. The size was perfect for a large family reunion. Excellent access to Lake Michigan and the beaches. The neighborhood was very quiet which made for a very relaxing vacation. The cabin was completely equipped with everything we needed. I would highly recommend this rental broker and this cabin to anyone looking for a great vacation stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike - thanks for this very nice review. Please come back and stay again soon. We will look forward to hearing from you!!! Linda
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Perfect for our extended family

  • 4 of 5

Rented both sides of this duplex for a week late July/early Aug for 13 family members 6-65 years old. Love, love, love this place!! It is perfect for an active family. Love, love, love the adjoining backyards and firepits!! Used every night! Thanks for GENEROUS supply of wood! Houses are very, very clean, roomy with plenty of linens, kitchen utensils, pots & pans etc. We eat in every night and had plenty of room for 6 more visiting family members. House set up is a little unconventional: no restroom on main floor. Access to restrooms up or down steep flight of steps. Property and house are older and not so highly groomed that you are walking on eggshells the whole time. Management very responsive: washer leaked on day #3 and repairman showed up in 3 hours to fix. Only issue: wiring in older house can't tolerate overload (coffee maker & our electric kettle at the same time Lol). Originally from this area, we LOVE beach, channel, farmers' market. Love this property! Thanks Linda!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this lovely review. We do our best to make the cottages comfortable and always appreciate feedback. Please return. We look forward to seeing you again. Linda
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Muskegon County
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Docker's Restaurant/Grill/Bar
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Lake Express
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
University Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Holland, MI
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Docker's Restaurant/Grill/Bar
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Cannonsburg, Grand Rapids
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Pere Marquette Beach
Car: recommended

Grand Rapids is 45 Min from Muskegon and Has a Large Airport

Other Activities: boating, kayaking, health/beauty spa, basketball court, mini golf


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $105
Damage Deposit $300

Pets allowed with proof of flea control. No cats please. Please no more than 1 pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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